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Old 08-25-2010, 10:37 PM  
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Backyard Chickens

We decided to try out backyard chicken farming about a month ago. Really simple setup. Built a coup and fenced in roughly an area 18'x32' to live and graze in. Started getting eggs pretty quickly and they are delicious! Haven't had any pests so far or really any major troubles or sickness yet. Been pleasent and the reward is quite nice.

Anyone else chicken farm in a urban area?
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:40 AM  
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I grew up chicken farming in Central Texas, and I caution you, they bring out chicken snakes. They are huge green and ugly. You have to kill them, if not they just come back and steal your eggs.
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:42 PM  
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I don't, my GFs best friend raises em in her backyard near my parents house. Never realize how popular it was til I started talking to her about it recently.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:35 PM  
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we have chickens

tho we live in the country

get about 6-8 eggs a day out of i think 10 chickens
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Old 08-30-2010, 01:59 AM  
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My family had chickens once
They smelled bad. The eggs were good, though.
One time, we put a live frog in there, and they pecked to death. Didn't even eat it. Just murdered it.
Another time, we put some spoiled chicken breast in the coop.
They ate it
they ate it alllll up.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:09 AM  
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We had chickens growing up, I hate them! Chicken farms smell so darn bad in my opinion. I would much rather put up with the cow manure that I put up with on a day to day basis being a dairy farmer.

While we don't have the snakes in MI, thankfully at that. We do have a bad fox, and coyote problem. I can't tell you how many nights I've spent camped out with a rifle waiting for them to come in.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:44 AM  
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thats why you put the chicken coup far away from the house
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:32 PM  
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thats why you put the chicken coup far away from the house
Have you ever even been on a farm?
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:23 PM  
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The wife and I have been interested in this as well. The smell is one of my main concerns. Now I know a chicken farm stinks, i get that, but what about only having 2-3?
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